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Minor Swing: Tune of the Month, Dec '05

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  • mitch251mitch251 marylandNew
    Posts: 70
    Intros & Outros: Beginning and ending the tune, traditional or not.
    Hans'che Weiss and Titi Winterstein have one of the best intros I've heard for Minor Swing, from the album Dja Maro Drom (see below). Album info here:

    Man!!!!!!! I have to say this rhythm section is mighty as well.
    Thanks Jack
  • Posts: 6
    [Hi
    Just to correct first Am6 form that you suggested bellow.It should be
    8
    7
    9
    7
    -
    -

    Also I have one more suggestion.Would you please write exactly voicings(chord inversions) that you wrote as chord symbols.In my opinion that's what together with la pompe rhythm distinguish Gypsy rhythm guitar sound from other swing styles.
    quote="Jack"]Some shapes a second guitar might use for tremelo fills and the like:

    Am:

    -6---
    -5---
    -7---
    -5---
    -----
    -----

    -----
    -12-
    -11-
    -10-
    -----
    -----

    -----
    -10--
    -9---
    -10--
    -----
    -----

    -12--
    -13--
    -14--
    -----
    -----
    -----

    Most of the above you can just transpose for Dm...
    Then, E7:

    -4----(also movable in 3 fret intervals as a diminished voicing)
    -3----
    -4----
    -----
    -----
    -----

    -10-
    -9---
    -9---
    -9---
    -----
    -----

    -7---
    -7---
    -7---
    -6---
    -----
    -----

    -----
    -15--
    -13--
    -14--
    -----
    -----

    I'm sure this is basic stuff for a lot of you, but I thought it would be good to start small, as it were. If any of it's new to you, experiment with it-I hope it helps, and let me know if anything's not clear...

    Best,
    Jack.[/quote]
  • JackJack western Massachusetts✭✭✭✭
    Posts: 1,911
    [quote="ocicornija"]
    Just to correct first Am6 form that you suggested bellow.It should be
    8
    7
    9
    7
    -
    -
    [/quote]
    Absolutely right-my typo.

    [quote="ocicornija"]
    Also I have one more suggestion.Would you please write exactly voicings(chord inversions) that you wrote as chord symbols.In my opinion that's what together with la pompe rhythm distinguish Gypsy rhythm guitar sound from other swing styles.[/quote]

    Like this, you mean? I'm not sure I understand exactly what you're asking for...
    [quote="Jack"]Some shapes a second guitar might use for tremelo fills and the like:

    Am:

    -6---
    -5---
    -7---
    -5---
    -----
    -----(move up a step for Am6)

    -----
    -12-
    -11-
    -10-
    -----
    -----(Am6|9/C)

    -----
    -10--
    -9---
    -10--
    -----
    -----(Am/C)

    -12--
    -13--
    -14--
    -----
    -----
    -----(Am)

    [/quote]

    Let me know if that helps (or doesn't!)

    Best,
    Jack.
  • Posts: 6
    Thanks Jack.That's what I mean and also for the chart at the begining.For
    each measure exactly voicing (not symbol) because on that way we can
    see and discuss voice leading or reharmonization.
    Thanks
  • Tom LandmanTom Landman Brooklyn, NY✭✭✭✭ 6 strings
    Posts: 92
    This may be of interest to some.
    Here's a list I found of recordings of Minor Swing (by performers other than Django). I'm sure that many other recordings of this tune exist.
    Any favorite versions?

    - Tom


    Am Ketenes / La Poupa
    Angelo Debarre / Live
    Angelo Debarre / Swing Rencontre
    Angelo Debarre - Tchavolo Schmitt / Memoires
    Bireli Lagrene / Live
    Bireli Lagrene / Gipsy Project & Friends
    Birelli Lagrene / A Tribute To Django Reinhardt Vol. 1
    Bousquet / Hommage a Django
    Didier Lockwood / Tribute To Stephane Grappelli
    Gigolo Reinhardt Swingtet / Swinging In Offenburg
    Ismael Reinhardt / Gypsy Swing
    Jimmy Rosenberg / Live at Max Brandt's Cafe
    Jo Privat / Manouche Partie
    Latcho Drom / La Sorciere
    Laudat & Dubanton / Mon Pote Le Gitan
    Mito Loeffler / Swing For My Friends
    Moreno / Marina & Moreno Quartet
    New Quintette Du Hot Club De France / New Quintette Du Hot Club De France
    Patrick Saussois / Alma Sinti
    Raphael Fays / Impressions Andalouses
    Raphael Fays / Sans Domicile Fixe
    Ritary Gaguenetti Quintet / featuring Matcho Winterstein
    Ritary Gaguenetti Quintet / Fara Ap Raiza
    Robin Nolan Trio / Live At Samois
    Robin Nolan Trio / Robin 1
    Robin Nolan Trio / Swings & Roundabouts
    Sonnekai / Sonnekai
    Stephane Grappelli / Young Django
    Stephane Grappelli / Planet Jazz: Stephane Grappelli
    Stephane Grappelli / Django
    The Colin Cosimini Trio / Janine
    The Colin Cosimini Trio / The Gypsy Jazz Backing Tracks Vol. 1
    The Gipsy Kids / Safari
    The Nashville Tribute to Django Reinhardt / Gypsy Swing
    The Rosenberg Trio / Live In Samois: Tribute To Django Reinhardt
    The Rosenberg Trio / Live At The North Sea Jazz Festival
    Titi Winterstein Quintet / Titi Winterstein Quintett
    Titi Winterstein Quintet / Live Mit Vanessa & Sorba
    Various Artists / The Gypsy Jazz Guitar Festival 99
    Yorgui Lofler / For Magnio
    Ziroli Winterstein Trio / Love Letters
  • JackJack western Massachusetts✭✭✭✭
    Posts: 1,911
    Hi, Tom.

    Out of curiousity, how did you find your list (maybe you can rejuvenate the Lulu Swing thread the same way...it seems to have died an early death)? For me, the one I posted above still ranks high on the list, but there are so many great takes...

    Best,
    Jack.
  • nwilkinsnwilkins New
    Posts: 431
    Joseph Reinhardt's version is short and great:
  • Tom LandmanTom Landman Brooklyn, NY✭✭✭✭ 6 strings
    Posts: 92
    Hi Jack,

    Unfortunately the original poster only compiled a list for Minor Swing.
    By the way, I enjoyed your presentation of Lulu Swing. Thanks for reminding me about that tune. Keep 'em coming!

    Cheers,
    Tom

    Jack wrote:
    Hi, Tom.

    Out of curiousity, how did you find your list (maybe you can rejuvenate the Lulu Swing thread the same way...it seems to have died an early death)? For me, the one I posted above still ranks high on the list, but there are so many great takes...

    Best,
    Jack.
  • LindsayLindsay New
    Posts: 1
    You may not like Grisman (I think he is fantastic, but I'm a mandolin player of course) but he has two excellent versions of Minor Swing : one on "Hot Dawg" and the other on "Svinging with Svend" which as you might guess features Svend Asmussen on violin (and is only available as a cassette of all things)
  • RookieRookie Berlin, GermanyNew
    Posts: 22
    Hi,

    My favourite:
    The Rosenberg Trio / Live At The North Sea Jazz Festival

    This tune was my first tune of a "modern" Django and from that point I started to inform myself about Gipsy Jazz


    GreetZ Rookie
    Wisdom hunts me, but I am faster...
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